New Music – John Cale

Eric Funk

2023 is shaping up to be an incredible year for new music. This week’s standout is a new one from my favorite violist who is currently age 80! John Cale’s new one is entitled Mercy.

Cale was the enigmatic member of The Velvet Underground who was kicked out by Lou Reed. Rolling Stone says “Cale demonstrates his optimism by hanging out with younger musicians and often centering the album around contemporary rhythms, like the hip-hop he’s long considered to be a modern avant-garde.” The New York Times also did a recent retrospective on Cale’s career and the new release. Incidentally, this music video features visual elements from throughout Cale’s career.

BTW, I gave up playing the viola in college in favor of spinning weird music on college radio. But I hope that I can age as with as much class as Mr. Cale.

John Cale – “Noise of You” from Mercy.
New Music – John Cale

Top Spins 17-January-2023

Eric Hilton’s recent laid-back journey on Present Past and Future tops our spins on our first charts of 2023.

ERIC HILTON – Present Past and Future
ROYKSOPP – Profound Mysteries III
SKRILLEX – Rumble b/w Way Back
FRED AGAIN – Actual Life 3
SUPERSHY – Don’t Let Go [Single]
LASTLINGS – Get What You Want (Vintage Culture Remix)
KING CANYON – King Canyon
JAMILA WOODS – Boundaries (DRAMA Remix)
SELINA MARTIN – Time Spent Swimming

Top Spins 17-January-2023

Passes to Close Monday Morning


“US 550 Coal Bank Pass, closure begins at 7 a.m. [Jan 16, 2023]. Northbound traffic will be stopped near Cascade Creek (MP 52). Southbound traffic will be stopped near Molas Pass summit and Andrews Lake (MP 63).

CO 145 Lizard Head Pass, closure begins at 8 a.m. [Jan 16, 2023]. Northbound traffic will be stopped just north of Rico (MP 49). Southbound traffic will be stopped near Trout Lake (MP 61).”

More on the roads and the storm on tomorrow’s Morning Mixtape 7:30-8:30 AM. 95.5 FM Telluride. Listenlink in bio & at

Passes to Close Monday Morning

Sondae Records Returns with Pash Guestmix

The perfect apres ski mix starts at 9PM Mountain Time Friday (Jan 6th) on 95.5 FM in Telluride, Colorado. The new year edition of the Søndae Records Show (Søndae Records )starts with an exclusive #guestmix by *Jochen Pash.*

The German producer, label-head of Great Stuff Recordings, and DJ is well-known for his groovy DJ-sets between all different forms of house and electronic music.

He is resident-DJ at Pacha, Munich, Kowalski Stuttgart and DJ all around the world. The show also contains some of our favorite tunes from 2022 from acts like Rory Hoy, Flevans, Fort Knox Five, Solomun (Official), Dub Pistols, Ted Ganung and many more.

95.5 FM Telluride and online everywhere at

Sondae Records Returns with Pash Guestmix

Winter Storm Brings Avalanche Warnings to Listening Area

(Dec 28, 2022) The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) has issued an Avalanche Warning covering large portions of the KRKQ listening area.

According to the CAIC, “An Avalanche Warning is in effect for the Park Range, Elkhead Mountains, Flat Top Mountains, Grand and Battlements Mesas, Thompson Divide, Elk Mountains, San Juan Mountains, Ophir, and Lizard Head Pass from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning. Heavy snowfall and strong winds are creating very dangerous avalanche conditions. Expect widespread avalanche activity large enough to bury or kill a person. Some avalanches will release spontaneously. Travel in backcountry avalanche terrain is not recommended.”

(Image credit: Colorado Avalanche Information Center)

If you missed the latest forecast (7:15 AM, 11:45 AM, and 5:45 PM on-air) on Mountain Chill, you can listen to the latest CAIC forecast at

Forecasts are presented by the CAIC and aired on KRKQ as a public service.

Winter Storm Brings Avalanche Warnings to Listening Area

2022 Remixed – Janet’s Picks

Morning Mixtape host Janet picks her favorite remixes of 2022.

  • Road to Cartesia (Antaares Remix) – Trippin Jaguar
  • Words (Farid Remix 2022 Edit) – AbysSoul, Sio, Farid
  • Breathe (Royksopp Remix) – Royksopp
  • Wonder (Osunlade’s Yoruba Soul Remix) – Nightmares on Wax
  • All My Friends Know (FKJ Remix) – PinkPanthress
  • Holiday (Bruise Remix) – Confidence Man
  • Red Lights (EMBRZ Remix) – Lane 8
  • Oh My God (Sleepnet x Sevdaliza Remix) – Sevdaliza
  • Cut My Heart Out (Jazzanova Remix) – Morcheeba
  • Space Shoes of Love – Tom Tom Club & Magadon
2022 Remixed – Janet’s Picks

Janet’s Best of 2022

Janet (Morning Mixtape) shares her picks for Best of 2022.

  • Softly – Arlo Parks
  • Lights Off – Parov Stelar
  • Carnaval de Paris – CID
  • Reviver – Lane 8
  • Artifact22 – Eric Hilton
  • Summer in New York – Sofi Tukker
  • This Time, This Place – Royksopp
  • iLuv’it – JackLNDN
  • Ooo La La – Brijean
  • la nuit n’en finit plus – dj poolboi
  • My Love – Florence + The Machine
  • Can We Still Be Friends – Barry Can’t Swim
  • Duality – Yin Yang Mix – Cohuna Beatz
  • Hundred Fifty Up – Satin Jackets
  • Catalyna La O – Catalyna & Rapeton
Janet’s Best of 2022